by Ryan Meehan
Over the past month I’ve had the pleasure of reading the new literary offering from radio personality and podcaster Adam Carolla. Although many people find a lot of the things Carolla says to be offensive, I’m a huge fan of his because I believe as a culture we’ve become so oversensitive that reality is slowly turning into this bizarre after school special. And I say that with no intent to offend those who produce after school specials, in fear that I will be deemed an after school specialist. (See how out of hand this is getting?) Continue reading
Posted in Book Review, Books, Comedy
Tagged ABC, Adam Carolla, Birchum, Conservative, dr. drew, Jimmy Kimmel, politics, President Me, The Man Show
by Ryan Meehan
Fifteen years ago I was a piece of shit. I drank almost every day, and had no concept of what it meant to be a respectful and productive member of society. Additionally I was also buying into the idea that as long as I was going to college, it didn’t matter what I was doing off campus. I was one of the many individuals who had been sold on the school of thought that college is the single most important thing you can do after the completion of grade sixteen.
Nowadays things have definitely changed for the better. I spend a great deal of time walking, mountain biking, and inline skating which have for the most part fed my dire need for an adrenaline rush in place of simply assuring the fine folks at Seagram’s they would be once again getting hefty bonuses at Christmas time. I have a great job in a lucrative field selling a product that 99.5% of the general public owns. That position also has given me health insurance, as well as a reinforced belief that if I work hard my work ethic will continue to improve on a daily basis. If I could take a look at the 19 year old version of myself, I’d grab him by the throat and there would be a lot of yelling done on my part. Continue reading
If anyone is looking for a good idea for a Christmas present (for me), look no further than Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession. Released on December 3rd by Stones Throw, Beat Box is 200 pages of coffee table bliss, in the form of 75 different drum machines including info and great pictures. The $49.95 price point makes this a great addition to anyone’s living room and documents a great piece of music history.
Pre-order the book here – Link
While you are there, grab yourself a copy of the new Jonwayne album – Link
By Joshua Yehl
We are comic book fans here at FOH but wouldn’t know the first thing about writing a column about them so we reached out to a friend and IGN writer Joshua Yehl to get his opinion on this year’s best series.
Posted in Best of 2012, Books
Tagged Best Comic Books, Comic books, Darkhorse, DC, Fantastic Four, Green Lantern, Hawkeye, IGN, Insufferable, Locke and Key, Marvel, Saga, Star Wars, Wonder Woman
by Ryan Meehan
Over the last few months I’ve been reading the ESPN biolog, “Those Guys Have All the Fun”. From time to time here at FOH we bash ESPN and for the most part they usually deserve it. It’s still usually on my TV in the background, but any real sports fan will tell you they would do at least ten or fifteen thousand things different about Sportscenter or the ESPN Network in general. It really just depends on who you’re talking to and whether or not that person’s team lost that particular day. Continue reading